:Ben Metcalfe Blog - Ben Metcalfe's blog covering Internet, Start-ups, Technology and business in San Francisco.

  • About | :Ben Metcalfe Blog - Software engineer-turned-consultant, Ben Metcalfe (aka dotBen) is the authority leading internet companies turn to advise them on product development, open
  • Innovation and Technical Product Development Professional | :Ben Metcalfe Blog - I am available for hire as a freelance Innovation and Technical Product Development Professional, working in San Francisco and the Bay Area. I'm always
  • Speaking Engagements | :Ben Metcalfe Blog - I regularly present at conferences, participate/moderate panels, host events and give talks on various industry subjects. Recent engagements
  • Archives | :Ben Metcalfe Blog - Here is a list of all blog posts I have made since I began blogging on this domain in 2004. Having archives that date back to when I was 23 is a both a
  • Disclosures | :Ben Metcalfe Blog - I have decided to create this page to disclose any potential conflicts of interest and disclose gifts, benefits-in-kind, etc - and to reiterate the independence
  • The feasibility and governance concerns behind 5% contribution to WordPress Core | :Ben Metcalfe Blog - As always on the views and opinions expressed here are solely my own and may not be opinions shared, supported, or endorsed in any manner by
  • PaperKarma, Craigslist and unintentional disruption | :Ben Metcalfe Blog - I study and write a lot about disruption caused directly or indirectly by the Internet. It's actually the key tenant that matured my wonder and fascination
  • From the notebook: musings about so-called ‘acqhire’ talent acquisitions | :Ben Metcalfe Blog - So-called "acq-hires" (when a company will buy a startup solely/mostly for the talent rather than the product itself) recently came up in a discussion amongst
  • What visa type do you need, exactly, to legally participate in Y Combinator? | :Ben Metcalfe Blog - Hacker News has been buzzing with the story of Canadian citizen Zak Homuth, who was refused entry earlier in the week by US Customs and Border Protection to
  • Cease & Desist letter sent to Fotopedia, abuser of Creative Commons | :Ben Metcalfe Blog - I was sad to discover that photos belonging to both Violet and I are being reproduced without our permission at 'photo encyclopedia' Fotopedia. I'm a firm
  • Weekend musings – BitCoin, PlayStation Network and Google IO | :Ben Metcalfe Blog - BitCoin I've spent the last few months researching BitCoin, which for those who don't know is a p2p currency system that is (sort of) de-centralized and
  • Thoughts on a “risk averse BBC”, as covered in the Guardian today | :Ben Metcalfe Blog - Maggie Brown asks in the Guardian today 'whether the BBC has become too affraid to take risks?'. Her piece focuses around the dreaded "BBC Editorial Policy

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  • Jenny - The flavor, though!

    I bought the Wild Cherry Explosion flavor, and it actually tastes GOOD! I bought a Groupon for it, I didn't purchase through Amazon, but I wanted to write a review somewhere! I've tried plenty of protein shakes and some taste awful, some are ok, most don't dissolve/blend well---but this one does. I can't speak for the other flavors, but the WCE mixed well, and tasted good!

  • ac13 - so far so good, did not affect my P/S function at all

    Pour the whole bottle into 98 Avalon where the power steering pump is soaked with /S fluid, so far after a week, pump is wet but not "soaked" will post more detail if it far so good, did not affect my P/S function at all.....

  • C. S. Murphy - ... in security system monitoring with all wireless sensors and easy do it yourself installation

    With SinpliSafe’s $15 per month cellular call in security system monitoring with all wireless sensors and easy do it yourself installation, nobody can afford not to have a monitored security system anymore.

  • Labboro - Not for sensitive skin, watery

    I loved this wash with my son and have repurchased several times. I did find however that it seemed to bother my daughters skin and irritate her ezcema. It is also very watery so it seems to be used faster than thicker washes.

  • Scott H - Kit was a perfect fit for my 2002 Ford Escape

    Kit was a perfect fit for my 2002 Ford Escape. Thought my radio was DIN but turns out it was not. Took a minute to figure out how to mount it in the frame without the DIN face plate. After that it slipped right in. Spliced the wires and powered up. Unit looks like a factory installed radio with the bezel.